U. S. Customs and Border Protection – Port of New Orleans

GNOEA met in person, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Messina’s Rooftop on Basin to learn the role of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)- Port of New Orleans. Guest speaker Terri Edwards, CBP Area Port Director for the Port of New Orleans, began with the history of CBP, her role as Area Port Director and how government agencies such as the FBI, Immigration and the FDA work together to keep the country safe. Their mission: to protect the American people, its borders, and counter terrorism.

More about the speaker: Edwards BIO 2021

Membership News

Potential Members

New Member Recruitment: If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Julie Couret at [email protected]

A list of open classifications can be found here.

Thank Yous & Announcements

Invocation by Angela Verdin, Complete Logistical Services

Kevin Pedeaux, thanked Kenny Knobloch, HELP! Air Conditioning & Heating for repairing his A/C.

Jesse Hoppes, Leaaf Environmental thanked Marcus Azzarello, Franklynn Pest Control.

Marcus Azzarello, Franklynn Pest Control, thanked John Lagarde, Classic Cupboards.

George Rojas, Scheuring Security Services, thanked Kenny Knobloch, HELP! Air Conditioning.

Richard Juge, REMAX Real Estate Brokers, thanked Jacquie Bonano, JB Communications for her help with listing an ad.

Q3 2021 dues invoices will be emailed this week. Electronic payment is preferred.

Speaker suggestions should be forwarded to program chairman, Kevin Pedeaux at [email protected]

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Upcoming Meeting Schedule

August 3rd – Michael Hecht, President of GNO, Inc. – Rooftop on Basin

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Please contact Kevin Pedeaux @ [email protected], President-Elect/ Program Chair if you would like to be added to the presentation schedule or would like to recommend a speaker.